Daily Archives: April 18, 2012

Featured Article: Fashion Nation 2012

Last week art8amby attented the opening night of the 6th Annual Senayan City‘s Fashion Nation. For their opening event this year, they presented fashion show from four of Indonesia’s prominent fashion designers (Priyo Oktaviano, Denny Wirawan, Sapto Djojokartiko and the runway returns of Ronald V Gaghana).

The opening event of Fashion Nation 2012 also presented some awards and an accompanying movie starring actress Atiqah Hasiholan that was directed by Peter Bannan in black and white to match the theme this year, Noir et Blanc: The Ultimate Style.

Even though the show delayed for an hour, but the event, especially the fashion show, was enjoyable. The MC, Aline Adita, came to the stage from the Senayan City‘s trademark: the Devil-Wears-Prada-heels-escalator and called her lovely co-host of the evening to the stage, former MTV Asia VJ Denise Keller who looks absolutely gorgeous in a nude Sapto Djojokartiko dress and sleek short ponytail!

As mentioned earlier, few awards, The Style Makers Awards to be exact, were given at the opening night of Fashion Nation. Some of this year’s winner are Kelly Tandiono (Most Stylish Model), Atiqah Hasiholan (Most Stylish Actress), Alexandra Asmasoebrata–who looks more like a model than a racer (Most Stylish Athlete) and Gaby Bakrie (Most Stylish Socialite).

Priyo Oktaviano opened the main event with his sporty yet chic collection that was dominated in gold and white colors with studs detailing. Those Mary Poppins head pieces worn by Laura Muljadi and Dominique Diyose in the finale were very stylish. Denny Wirawan presented a collection that was very Indonesian yet chic with the beautiful local fabrics and the glamour cutting.

Ronald V Gaghana wearable gold, silver and black dresses were shown with bouffant hair and red and blue platform heels while Sapto Djojokartiko‘s dramatic collection were the perfect way to end the night: gold lips? Check. Exquisite yet mysterious detailing? Check. Amazingly gorgeous accessories? Check.

Fashion Nation 2012 starts from April 11th until April 22nd at Senayan City, Jakarta. If you happens to be in Jakarta this month, you may also visit the installations from the participating designers from the opening night that will be displayed until the last day of the event.

Browse through our Facebook fanpage for more images from the opening night.

Kati Nescher for CR Fashion Book Issue 0 Fall Winter 2012 Mock Up Cover

Please take a look at the mock up cover of Carine Roitfeld‘s new magazine that slated to be released this September entitled CR The Fashion Book featuring the current face of Louis Vuitton, Kati Nescher, who was photographed by Sebastian Faena.

Below are the full article quoted from WWD.

The name of Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, closely guarded for months, has been in plain sight for a decade. 

“CR,” the handwritten initials that appeared under all her editor’s letters during her 10 years at the helm of French Vogue, will be scrawled across the matte cover of her new biannual, with the first issue slated for September.

“The name’s not a big surprise, but oh well,” Roitfeld said, disclosing details exclusively to WWD, and proudly showing off a mock-up of the slightly oversize publication.

Indeed, Roitfeld stressed it’s what’s inside her new magazine that counts, describing it as a “celebration of fashion and creativity” from a mix of well-known talents and promising upstarts — and that applies to the photographers, writers, models and stylists.

“I’m in the middle of searching for new talents, and it’s so exciting and energizing,” she said.

Fashion Media Group LLC, the New York-based company behind Visionaire, V and VMan, will publish CR Fashion Book, the magazine’s full registered name.

Carine Roitfeld is one of the most talented editors in our industry. She deserves an editorial platform with which to express herself, and I’m happy to provide one,” said Fashion Media founder Stephen Gan. “I hope it will enlighten. I hope it will build bridges not walls. The fashion magazine industry has gotten too political.”

Fashion Media is projecting more than 100 pages of advertising in the first 288-page issue, which will carry a cover price of $9.95. 

Roitfeld, who attended meetings with potential advertisers for the first time in her career — including Gucci, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Cartier and Louis Vuitton — said she found them “very receptive and eager to participate.” 

Some 50,000 copies will be printed, with roughly half the distribution in Europe, and the balance in Asia and the U.S. Reflecting the title’s trendy and freelance spirit, offices will be based at The Standard hotel in New York’s East Village.

Sipping tea in the bar at the Crillon hotel in Paris and juggling two BlackBerries, Roitfeld excitedly discussed what she described as a “personal” project, and one that reflects both her maturity as a fashion professional, and her wish to keep innovating. She quoted an Apple Computers slogan from the Nineties — “think different” — as her modus operandi.

Unusual features of CR extend to advertising: It will only carry spreads, echoing the book-like mission of editorial, with no front-of-book section and only longer-format articles. “I hope people will want to keep it —trendy and timeless at the same time,” she said.

 CR Fashion Book will also have an online component, which Roitfeld described as “the perfect platform” for front-of-book content across fashion, art and culture. She said the site would be updated frequently, and teasers for upcoming issues will be posted.

Each issue will be constructed around a theme, such as music, or “obsession,” which is the case for the mock-up shown to advertisers. Across fashion and beauty spreads, models resembling characters out of William Klein’s 1966 French film “Who are you, Polly Magoo?” are depicted gazing at themselves obsessively in mirrors. 

Although CR is an English publication, Roitfeld said she intends to publish certain articles in the native language of their author, with translations to be found at the back. For example, if filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar were to pen something for her, it would be in Spanish.

Displaying the mock-up on an iPad, she showed off articles written in Arabic, Japanese and Russian. “C’est jolie, non?” Roitfeld, whose speech flip-flops between English and French, said of those various scripts.

 Personal touches include Roitfeld’s initials at the top of pages — with a slash through the letters as on personal stationery — and handwritten titles for sections titled Icons, Muses, Skincare and Fitness.

Image via TFS.

Penelope Cruz for Harper’s Bazaar US May 2012

UPDATED APRIL 21st 2012: Added the subscriber cover.

The 37 year old actress (she looks like Lea Michele, non?) was photographed by Terry Richardson and styled by Andrew Richardson for the May cover image of Harper’s Bazaar US.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Lady Gaga and here for 2010 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow.

Image via TFS.

Chanel Eyewear Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

UPDATED APRIL 21st 2012: Added four new campaign images via TFS.

Finally Karl Lagerfeld shot something that’s not black and white! And even better he tapped supermodel Linda Evangelista as the leading lady of the latest campaign of Chanel Eyewear.

Click the links to view past campaign images of Chanel Eyewear: Fall 2011, Summer 2011 and Fall Winter 2010.

Image via DNA Models blog.

Emily Ratajkowski for Treats! Magazine #3

Image via Fashion Copious.

Kristen Bell for Fashion Magazine Canada May 2012

Click here to view last year cover featuring Daria Werbowy and here for 2010 cover featuring Cindy Crawford.

Image via TFS.

Yu Qi Zhang for Elle China No.7 May 2012

Images via TFS.

Cobie Smulders for Elle Canada May 2012

Canadian actress born as Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders that famous from her role in How I Met Your Mother is gracing the latest cover of her homeland Elle wearing Stella McCartney dress photographed by Giuliano Bekor.

The 30 year old is promoting the highly anticipated superheroes flick The Avengers in which she’s starred in.

Click here to view last year cover featuring Coco Rocha and here for 2010 cover featuring Elettra Wiedemann.

Image via TFS.

Kate Upton for Esquire Czech April 2012

Image via Store Mags.

Irina Lazareanu for Indie Magazine No.34 Spring 2012

Image via Fashion Copious.

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